The small beach town of Nosara in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is known for its yoga community, eco-tourism opportunities, and relatively gentle beach breaks that provide fun for surfers of all skill and experience levels. Moana Surf Resort is a boutique hotel and surf resort that integrates all three.
Moana Surf Resort is located a short walk away from Playa Guiones, which is one of the more consistent beach breaks in northern Costa Rica. Waves can be had year-round and the break offers something for everyone. It’s also centrally located to a wide variety of Guanacaste’s best surf breaks, including Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Marbella, and many more.
The resort offers six different suite options. Each suite offers A/C, wi-fi, a Smart TV, daily maid service, and is nicely furnished.
Moana Surf Resort has surf packages for all levels of surfers. Beginner surfers can start their training in the resort pool before heading down to the real waves. Packages then range from levels 2-4 with coaching and video analysis available for each. All surf equipment is included during the session and a dedicated surf photographer available upon request. Advanced surfers will be taken to any of the area’s best breaks with a professional guide.
Yoga is big in Nosara and Moana Surf Resort offers a couple of different options. Their Moana Kalma Studio is located on an upper level with a view of the trees. Classes are available for all levels. They also offer aerial yoga which takes place in a hammock. Private lessons are available upon request.
The resort puts an emphasis on being eco-friendly and considers itself a “green resort”. Some of the things they do to this end include using environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies and toiletries, growing native plants in their gardens, separating organic waste and recyclables and not offering any single-use plastic items.
The resort offers a free breakfast with your package. Their breakfast buffet includes fresh fruit, eggs and omelettes made to order, hash browns, breakfast meats, a selection of cheeses, the Costa Rican staple gallo pinto, bread and pastries, smoothies, tea and coffee. The town of Nosara is very much an international one and a variety of cuisine and restaurants can be found within a relatively small area.
Nosara is also central to a lot of the different tourism opportunities available in Guanacaste. Rainforest areas such as Monteverde and volcano hotspots like Arenal and Tenorio can be reached within a couple of hours. Zip-lining, river rafting, fishing, and volcano surfing are all at your disposal.